SCDMH and COVID-19: IMPORTANT CHANGES, 5/14/2021
All SCDMH inpatient facilities (hospitals and nursing homes), and community mental health centers remain open and functional. All components of the agency are taking precautions to protect patients, residents and staff from exposure to the novel coronavirus.
Currently, appointments are taking place in a variety of ways: face-to-face (with proper physical distancing and screening precautions in place); by telephone; and by video. The way your appointment occurs will depend on many factors. If you are uncertain about a face-to-face visit, please discuss this with your provider so that we can ensure your appointment occurs in a manner that is comfortable for you.
All patients and staff are required to have his/her temperature checked upon arrival and to wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose at all times while on our campus. A staff member will ask you to sanitize your hands and ask some basic health-related screening questions.
Our appointment reminder system is active and, in most cases, will contact you prior to your appointment. This reminder system will indicate where your appointment will take place (home, school, MHC (mental health clinic)) and will also indicate “telehealth or telephone” if a video or telephone appointment was scheduled. Again, if you have questions, please contact our Clinic for clarification.
The DMH Assessment Mobile Crisis/CCRI Team will continue to respond to crises in the community. To reach your local team, call (833) 364-2274.
Remember, these are precautions to help limit patient and staff exposure to the Coronavirus in our community. We must all do our part to keep our families, friends, and neighbors safe and healthy.
Lexington County Community Mental Health Center Patients, Staff, Friends, and Neighbors - Coping with COVID-19
We’ve all seen and heard a lot about Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), and it can be overwhelming. In addition to taking steps to ensure our physical health at this time, it’s just as important to ensure our mental health!
Check out these flyers for some helpful tips to cope, and feel free to share them with others in our community. We must look out for one another to stay healthy!
- SAMHSA Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children
Helping Children Cope During and After a Disaster, A Resource for Parents and Caregivers (CDC)